HySafe will achieve its objectives through the means as described in the following sections.
Infrastructure for hydrogen safety research
Many of the HySafe partners have testing and experimental facilities, which could be used in a joint effort among partners to ensure proper hydrogen safety research. Integration of facilities and staff has been the main topic for the former WP2: Integrated Experimental Facilities.
By combining testing and experimental capacities, HySafe is able to address a lot of research questions in which experiments are involved.
A list of experimental facilities is available on the HySafe website.
Providing support in hydrogen safety issues
By maintaining the results of the Network of Excellence HySafe and combining the expertise available among all association partners HySafe is the knowledge base for hydrogen safety. It provides access to and develops further the state of the art with respect to hydrogen safety. As such, HySafe acts as the focal point and supports the safe introduction of the new energy vector hydrogen.
Public instances like governments, authorities, regulations and standards developing organisations may receive neutral recommendations or at least will be offered contacts to the experts in the respective field. This “switchboard” function is supported by the HySafe capability guide, which details the expert profile of all partners.
HySafe continuously updates the ranking of open issues and gives recommendations for integrated research projects addressing the most critical knowledge gaps.
For raising issues and questions in the field of hydrogen safety HySafe offers a discussion forum. Any item will reviewed by the HySafe secretariat and forwarded to the relevant partner or group of partners. If forwarding to a partner or group of partners is not evident at first, the issue will be posted and made available to all full members.
Providing consolidated education and training
Based on the combined expertise and knowledge HySafe will be able to provide extended education and training programs on various levels (academic, technical, and public).
This has been the main topic for the former HySafe NoE Work Package 15 entitled e-Academy of Hydrogen Safety, which will be continued in HySafe.
These efforts will be based on the successful initiatives of the NoE HySafe like the International Curriculum on Hydrogen Safety Engineering and the European Summer School on Hydrogen Safety.
As an elaboration of its mission to be the focal point for hydrogen safety issues HySafe will provide information platforms on various levels for interested stakeholders within and outside HySafe (industry, governmental bodies, RC&S bodies, First Responders, public, etc…).